Assignment 1 - The American Community Survey is a...

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The American Community Survey is a government-based, United States survey that is somewhat similar to the census. This survey is randomly distributed each year to roughly 3 million households nationwide. It is extremely important to the economic development throughout America. Basically, the data gathered is used to determine the distribution of federal and state funding. These funds contribute roughly $400 billion to various programs and important community investments. Examples include emergency services, schools freeways and more. One reason this survey is important is because it is government-based and therefore those selected citizens are legally obligated to participate. Questions asked on this form pertain to the person’s social, financial, physical, and economic information. The financial and physical pertain solely to the person’s housing situation, while the social pertains to the population and the economic to both. The Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey (L.A. FANS) is a longitudinal study
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course SOCIOLOGY 116 taught by Professor Cameroncampbell during the Fall '11 term at UCLA.

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